Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya. Photo: AFP

As Wang Yi meets Mahathir Mohamad, fears for China-Malaysia ties ease

Chinese foreign minister’s visit to Putrajaya dials down speculation the 93-year-old leader will reverse his predecessor Najib Razak’s efforts to build bridges with Beijing

Topic |   Mahathir Mohamad

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.